25 05, 2016

How I Discovered Open Source Support in TFS / VSTS!

By | 2016-05-25T08:45:45+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Application Development, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Azure, Source Control Management, Visual Studio 2013 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 2015 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio ALM, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Team Foundation Service|0 Comments

I've always been attracted to the new and shiny. In August of 1995 MICROSOFT introduced Windows 95 to the world. With a radically new UI design, an amazing vision of how 32-bit apps should play together, and an aggressive marketing campaign to increase the consumer awareness of Windows (At the time, only 3-4% of the [...]

13 10, 2015

Early Christmas for TFS! Top 10 TFS 2015 Update 1 CTP Features

By | 2015-10-13T05:07:09+00:00 October 13th, 2015|Kanban, Source Control Management, Visual Studio 2015 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio ALM|0 Comments

When I first saw the list of features in TFS 2015 Update 1 CTP, I was stunned. I felt like it was an early Christmas! There is so much goodness in this release that it feels like it’s actually TFS 2016! As usual, the upgrade process is straightforward, and since there are no major schema [...]

6 08, 2015

Some Things To Consider Before You Upgrade

By | 2015-08-06T10:17:29+00:00 August 6th, 2015|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), DevOps, Microsoft Test Manager, Reporting, Source Control Management, Team Foundation Build, Team Foundation Server, Tools, Visual Studio 2015 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server|0 Comments

Last month I told you not to upgrade your Team Foundation Server.  This month, I’m standing on the mountain tops proclaiming with a loud voice, “It’s time to upgrade your Team Foundation Server!” TFS 2015 RTM has arrived. If you’ve been paying attention to what’s been going on within Microsoft’s Developer Division, you’ll know that Visual [...]

7 07, 2015

Stop! Don't Upgrade TFS!!!

By | 2015-07-07T12:07:18+00:00 July 7th, 2015|Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), DevOps, Kanban, Practices, Process, Scrum, Source Control Management, Team Foundation Build, Team Foundation Server, Tools, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2013 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio ALM, Visual Studio Online, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Team System|2 Comments

Have you been putting off upgrading TFS and now you’re ready to upgrade?  Are you itching to take advantage of the great features in Team Foundation Server 2013 update 4?  Are you excited to take advantage of the query-based chart authoring in Team Web Access?  Do you want a better triage experience?  Are you hoping [...]

29 02, 2012

Local Workspaces in Visual Studio 11

By | 2012-02-29T08:15:58+00:00 February 29th, 2012|Source Control Management, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio ALM, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Team System|0 Comments

Visual Studio 11 adds local workspaces to the source control feature set. This is a fantastic addition! Previously, if a developer wanted to work offline, they were blocked by read-only flags due to server side workspaces. Now, one is able to differentiate their workspaces between a local workspace and server workspace. Local workspaces gives the [...]

20 10, 2008

Our Upcoming VSTS Events

By | 2008-10-20T23:45:57+00:00 October 20th, 2008|Source Control Management, Team Foundation Build, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Team System|0 Comments

Although you can always visit our website, and look at our Upcoming Events page to see a list of our upcoming events.  However, here's a quick summary of many of the events we're either running or participating in until the end of the year.   Hope to see you at one or more of these!  :-) [...]

20 10, 2008

VSTS Training – Building Applications using Visual Studio Team System 2008

By | 2008-10-20T09:55:40+00:00 October 20th, 2008|Source Control Management, Team Foundation Build, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Team System|0 Comments

We're running our VSTS 5-Day course again, here at our offices at Northwest Cadence on December 8-12, 2008.  Get ready for a new year of VSTS productivity by learning the deep ins and outs of VSTS 2008! Here's a brief blurb.  To learn more, send an email to info@nwcadence.com. The focus of this training course [...]

5 12, 2007

Branching Strategies

By | 2007-12-05T09:34:51+00:00 December 5th, 2007|Practices, Source Control Management, Visual Studio Team System|1 Comment

Any and all comments are welcome regarding this series of posts (okay, you can comment on other posts too). We woul appreciate any feedback pointing out alternatives to these strategies, whether they helped you or not and maybe your experiences dealing with branching strategies. This series of posts will cover all of the major patterns and how to [...]